School Farm Leader Vacancy

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Wester Hailes Growing Communities are looking to hire a School Farm Leader to work at its School Farm project at Canal View Primary School.

The post is 12 hours/week from Monday 22 August 2022 to the end of June 2023, with a salary of
£25,151 – £26,410 pro-rata.

Purpose of Job

To deliver ‘school farm’ sessions for classes of children at Canal View Primary School in Edinburgh.

The sessions support children to grow fruit and vegetables, developing their understanding of where their food comes from, how to have a healthy and balanced diet, and how food production methods affect the health of our planet.

Two School Farm Leaders work as a team to plan and deliver four 3/4 hour sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week during the school year (except school holidays). The sessions would cater for P5 and P6 classes numbering up to 30 children, with the two School Farm Leaders assisted by the class teacher. The sessions will be held at the school farm garden which is on the School grounds.

The role provides nine hours a week in addition to class hours for preparation, liaison, management and maintenance activities. School Farm Leaders are expected to develop teaching resources, materials and methodologies which compliment the schools curriculum for excellence, and specific projects within the school.

You can read the full job advertisement and download an application pack online here. The closing date for applications is 1.00pm Wednesday 10 August 2022. For more information email

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